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Laduree Macarons

Laduree macaroon shop on the Champs Elysees in Paris

If you are familiar at all with French macarons, you’ve certainly heard of the world famous Laduree bakery.  The Champs Elysees boutique is the home of the macaron, where it was invented in its current form in 1930.  Since then Laduree has opened satellite boutiques all over the world, selling over 15,000 macarons a day.  Although there are a number of delicious macaron makers in Paris (in fact, you can find them in almost any patisserie), it’s hard to beat a fresh Laduree macaron straight from the oven.  The gorgeous gilded interior of the Champs Elysees boutique adds to the charm, although the line for the counter is often stretched all the way out the door.  Although it is expensive, consider taking a meal in the equally beautiful Laduree restaurant next door.  The food gets great reviews, and the macarons served to diners are the freshest.
Laduree macaroon shop on the Champs Elysees in Paris


Sneak Peek: Jessica & Matt

Jessica Holmes and Matt DanielJessica and Matt eloped in Paris last week in a beautiful, detail-filled ceremony that left me teary-eyed.  They met working as a prince and princess at Disney, and they are every bit as adorable as you would suspect.  During their portrait session the wind was blowing especially hard, so we ducked into a small archway near the Louvre to get a break from the cold.  This image of that moment is one of my favorites from their wedding day.

City Snapshot: Medici Fountain

Medici Fountain at the Jardin du Luxembourg by Paris photographer Stacy Reeves

The Medici Fountain at the Jardin du Luxembourg in the Saint Germain des Pres neighborhood.  I love this garden because it brings out the real culture of Paris – children playing with toy boats on the fountain, teenagers sprawled on the grass laughing in groups, friends playing tennis on the public courts, and lovers curled up on benches underneath leafy trees.

Sneak Peek: Allison & Ahmed

Romantic couples portrait session of Allison Morton and Ahmed Soualhi in Paris France in the courtyard of the Louvre pyramid at night by Paris portrait photographer Stacy Reeves for L

Allison and Ahmed have been together for five years, and yet somehow they have managed to not have a single good photo of themselves.  Ahmed is from Lille, France, so while they were visiting his family for the holidays, they decided to stop in Paris for a couples portrait session.  These two are a happy-go-lucky pair that are always smiling and laughing and joking, and the fun they have together is infectious.  I had such a blast wandering through the streets of Paris with them!